Bridget Walker
Vicky (as a baby)

Victoria (written on her birthday cake)

Bridget (when older)
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Bridget Walker, also called Vicky, is the youngest in the Walker family. She was called Victoria or Vicky as a baby. Daddy sometimes calls her Bridgie (SW2,31) or Biddy (SW4)

Appearances and mentionsEdit

  • Swallows and Amazons (set in 1929): She is referred to as a little native (SA16), and is nicknamed Vicky from her resemblance to Queen Victoria in her old age. She has a huge birthday cake with Victoria written in pink sugar on the white icing (SA15).
  • Swallowdale (1930). She holds the title Ship's Baby (SD2,10) and has a carry-on part celebrating her birthday
  • Winter Holiday (1931): Mother has left for Malta, taking Bridget as Father's never really seen Bridget since she was a person interrupts Titty, to explain why they left (WH3).
  • Pigeon Post (1931): Bridget is at home with Mother, recovering from whooping cough
  • We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea(1931): she stays with Mother at Pin Mill. She has plaits as she shouts before breakfast We're just coming down. Susan's nearly done my last plait (WD3).
  • Secret Water (1931): she is a main character in this story, proving to be a brave member of the crew and a willing human sacrifice. She has her first sea voyage (SW3) but is still the Ships Baby; see (SW2,7,18) and The Report (SW12). When they are looking for her after she has lured away by the Eels, Roger calls out along the dyke: Bridget! Ships Brat! Bridget (SW17). But when Susan is in command of Wizard and Bridget is at the tiller she is for once promoted able seaman (SW21).

See alsoEdit


Why has Bridget's Birthday cake (SA) say Victoria? If Vicky is only a nickname, why doesn't the cake say "Bridget"?

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